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Chance of a White Christmas in High Country? RaysWeather.com’s Early Forecast is Zero

By Jesse Wood

Christmas is less than two weeks away – 10 days in fact, and so far, Ray’s Weather Center forecasts zero probability for a white Christmas, according to the latest forecast discussion at RaysWeather.com.

“For the week leading up to Christmas, it will not be a story read to children at bedtime,” the discussion states.

While precipitation will persist next week, the warm weather will induce rain rather than snow, and by Christmas Day, it might be dry.

“A couple o El Nino induced systems will move through the Southeast. Rain develops Monday night lasting into Tuesday. We may catch a brief break Tuesday before an even stronger low moves through,” the Christmas week forecast reads. “Rain continues into Christmas Eve. Maybe – just maybe – we can dry things out for Christmas Day.”

Hopefully for the sake of the ski resorts and related industry, the rain won’t wash out all of the man made snow that the ski resorts will be able to make during the cold snap arriving in a couple days. The temperature will dip down into the teens at the mountaintops, and it will be the coldest temperatures of the season as of yet.

So far, only a dusting of snow has fallen at the beginning of this 2015-16 winter season. But with the snowmaking technology and investments made by all of the local resorts, the slopes have been open some during cold spurts – and even into warmer patches – in the past month.

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